Do you remember the gorgeously cell-shaded, first person shooter known simply as XIII? No? Young bastards…
For the rest of us, Microïds and PlayMagic Ltd have announced that a remake of the classic PS2 game is coming to current-gen consoles later this year. I can only hope that this is a move to reintroduce the gaming world to XIII before crafting a next-gen franchise out of it.
“We aim to craft the finest adventure for players and XIII is definitely in line with our publishing strategy. Revisiting this game came naturally as we felt this unique kind of story driven FPS experience was missing in today’s gaming landscape. Our goal is to bring XIII’s compelling story to a new generation of players with the best possible graphics and animations.”
– François Coulon – Head of Production at Microïds
“The PlayMagic team is very excited for the opportunity to remake a true classic; modernizing the graphics, sound and animations while remaining faithful to the original XIII’s incredible look and feel. XIII’s gameplay mechanics are being reworked in an effort to modernize the experience in a way that encompasses the original spirit of the game. We are sure that the fans of the original game will love rediscovering one of their all time favorites while new players discover a truly iconic masterpiece in a new light.”
– Giuseppe Crugliano, CEO & Creative Director at PlayMagic Ltd.
“Play as Thirteen, a talented soldier who lost his memory and has been accused of killing the President of the United States. You wake up injured and amnesic on Brighton Beach with the only clue being a small key and a mysterious tattoo XIII next to your clavicle. It’s now your job to search for answers in the 34 levels of the solo campaign. Don’t worry, you will find the appropriate weapon arsenal along the way.”
More details are promised to be coming soon and my guess is that we will hear more at or closer to E3 2019.
XIII Remake is releasing in both physical and digital editions on November 13, 2019 for PlayStation 4 as well as Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac